Orion Span

Orion Span

commercial space agency aiming to become the first company to place luxury hotel in space

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Orion Span

Commercial Space Station Company.

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Orion Span is an early-stage commercial aerospace company located in San Mateo California and Houston

Texas. Orion Span is developing a modular space station solution intended for use by governments, industry, and private citizens.

Orion Span, a Houston-based space tech startup, has announced plans to launch the first-ever luxury space hotel into Earth's orbit by 2021. The company says the so-called Aurora Station will be ready to accommodate visitors the following year. (Related: "They Saw Earth From Space. Here's How It Changed Them.")

"We're not selling a hey-let's-go-to-the-beach equivalent in space," Bunger tells Bloomberg. "We're selling the experience of being an astronaut."

Orion Span will likely cater to private space tourists as well as government space agencies, Bunger says. A serial entrepreneur and former software engineer, Bunger has worked on other startups in the past, in addition to the seven-person Orion Span team. Combined, the team members have more than 140 years of experience in space.

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If Aurora Station is successful, the company wants to launch identical modules and build a private space station. Long-term, the vision is to sell space.

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Chief Executive Officer

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Marvin LeBlanc

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Listen to the Your Online Coffee Break Episode - Hotel in Space: Aurora Station - featuring Orion Span CEO Frank Bunger on iHeartRadio | iHeartRadio

Orion Span's Aurora Station

Orion Span's Aurora Station Dynamic Expansion Architecture

Space Vacation 2022! - Frank Bunger, CEO & Founder, Orion Span - Space Hotels and the Push To Colonize the Great Beyond - Future Tech Podcast

July 2, 2018

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April 6, 2018

New Startup Aims To Launch Luxury Space Hotels by 2022

April 6, 2018

This week, the company announced that it wants to put its luxury space hotel Aurora Station into orbit in 2021, to begin receiving guests in 2022.

April 6, 2018

'Luxury Space Hotel' Could Cater to Travelers by 2022

April 5, 2018

Orion Span, a startup that launched yesterday, wants to offer luxury accommodations in space for 12-day trips at a going rate of $9.5 million.

March 25, 2018

If you want to pay for the privilege of staying at Aurora Station, it will cost you $9.5 million per person for 12 days.

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